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Weightlifter Ara Khachatryan fails at London Olympics

Weightlifter Ara Khachatryan fails at London Olympics

PanARMENIAN.Net - On August 3, European vice champion and World World Weightlifting Championships silver medal winner Ara Khachatryan failed to lift 165 kg in the snatch, scoring no points at Olympic Men’s 85kg Weightlifting competition.

Thus, all of the three weightlifters representing Armenia at London Olympics showed unsuccessful performance.

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Hovhannes Maghakyan lost to Russia's Magomedamin Dibirov and took the silver on the last days of the free style event.
Lifting a total of 426kg above his head, the Armenian athlete registered the best result in both the clean and jerk and snatch events
"Honestly I was thinking about school because it was good for me and my knowledge," the Armenia international said.
Runner-up Hikaru Nakamura lost to Fabiano Caruana but still tied for second place with Vladimir Kramnik, who beat Anish Giri quickly.
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